Category Archives: General

Home Improvement – Part Deux

(click on any thumbnail for full-size image) We’re into the second of three major home improvement projects here at the TreeHouse.  The first was the replacement of the 30-year-old wall-to-wall carpet in the upstairs of our 30-year-old split-level house back … Continue reading

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It Was Finally Time…

We’ve got a new (to us) car!!  A 2008 Cadillac SRX! The 1997 Plymouth Voyager minivan we bought in 1999 has served us well for the past 14 years. It has 201,000+ miles on it now, and still runs well, … Continue reading

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Repairing The Winter Damage

A blog title like that could apply to a lot of topics; I’ve got some Bondo™ work to do on my 14-year-old minivan this spring to try to stem the tide of body-rot that’s appearing along the edge of the frame … Continue reading

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The First False Hope

Snow Melt Being a New Englander, I should know by now how cruel Mother Nature can be this time of year.  As February fades and March blows in on an icy wind, true New Englanders finally start to tire of … Continue reading

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Be Careful What You Wish For!

This is turning out to be a winter for the recordbooks!  The all-time Boston area total snowfall record for one season is 107.6 inches (at Logan Airport) for the 1995-1996 season.  Now a snow season in these parts is fairly … Continue reading

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Its Finally Looking A Lot Like Winter (All Around the Town)

NOW its winter!  We finally had a seriously serious snow storm, dumping 19-22 inches of snow at the Family TreeHouse. We got 12-15 inches a day or two after Christmas, enough for me to break out the Man-Toy (the 11.5-HP-28-inches-wide Ariens … Continue reading

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Another Halloween Has Come and Gone…

Another Halloween has come and gone; another collection of (mostly) happy trick-or-treaters with candy in their sacks and elevated heart-rates from their visit to the haunted (for one night) Family TreeHouse! A little explanation… For All Hallow’s Eve (a.k.a. Halloween), … Continue reading

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Grill Of My Dreams…

Five or six years ago, when my most recent gas grill was in serious need of new parts and new parts were no-where to be found, I swore I’d never buy another “designed to wear out” grill again (Char-Broil™ is … Continue reading

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The BLOG Is Dead! Long Live the BLOG!

Another change behind the curtain.  I’ve moved the Family TreeHouse BLOG to a different BLOG hosting site – WordPress.com. The old BLOG hosting site was getting a little long-of-tooth, and WordPress offers some great BLOG tools FREE, with no unsightly … Continue reading

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The Church of Music in Nature is Again Open

The Church of Music in Nature is once again open. We had our “Inaugural Service” for 2010 yesterday (May 1st) and will continue when possible through until sometime in October. So what’s “The Church of Music in Nature” you ask? … Continue reading

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